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In search of a good death.

Authors
  • Schenck, David P
  • Roscoe, Lori A
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Journal of medical humanities
Publication Date
Mar 01, 2009
Volume
30
Issue
1
Pages
61–72
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1007/s10912-008-9071-3
PMID: 18931891
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Spirituality and storytelling can be resources in aging successfully and in dying well given the constraints of modern day Western culture. This paper explores the relationship of aging to time and the dynamic process of the life course and discusses issues related to confronting mortality, including suffering, finitude, spirituality, and spiritual closure in regard to death. And, finally, the role of narrative in this process is taken up.

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